A thought about intent…

Thesis: Creation and destruction are simultaneous acts. Thus the motive of the action defines the act as creation or destruction.

To illustrate the point:

The table supporting this computer, I created. I created the table by cutting dimensional lumber, then rearranging and fastening the cut pieces to make the table. Did I create the table or destroy the dimensional lumber?

In reality, both.

What establishes this as an act of creation was my intent in cutting the wood.

 

Alternatively:

 

A mother cracks a couple of eggs to make her children breakfast, creation.

The children crack eggs throwing them at passing cars, destruction.

The same inherent action, completely different motives.

 

Thus does motive define the nature of an action.

Action itself is neither creative nor destructive, it simply is. And in so being, encompasses the values of creation and destruction.IMG_0897

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